Soul Coughing Live at The 9:30 Club on 1998-10-25
04. White Girl
06. St. Louis is Listening
08. Moon Sammy
09. e: True Dreams of Wichita
10. e: I Miss The Girl
11. e: Super Bon Bon
12. e: Janine
13. f: Mr. Bitterness
14. f: White Girl *
15. f: Lazy Bones *
Total Disc Length: 72:13
* - acoustic.
This show is from disc 2 of the "Rolling" promo set.
The filler is not from this show, I am not sure where it's from.
Subject: Great show, definitely a SBD or better.
The show and the encore were recorded by someone more than a taper. Based on the liner notes, it may have been recorded by Bob Waugh (and company) from 99.1 WHFS. It wouldn't surprise me if the station was hosting/promoting the band at 9:30, since that's pretty common at the independently own and operated club, and recorded or broadcast the show live(ish). HFS did that sort of thing (RIP). Although that's just some speculation based on the promo set I have.
The last few tracks here are almost certainly Mike Doughty solo tracks from years later. I heard Doughty state at a show that he was totally cool with taping, but asked that he be credited as "M. Doughty" or "Mike Doughty" and not "Soul Coughing acoustic". This was at a time when he was trying to distance himself from the band, but before he stopped playing their songs. Well, for a while anyway, because after a few years he wrote The Book of Drugs then started playing Soul Coughing songs again, saying he'd come to terms with that time in his life.
Subject: Intense and great
I guess by this point Doughty's book claims he was disgruntled with the band, but whatever was going on this night (coke? more coke?) he and the boys were bringing it.
Subject: Miss these guys.
Subject: Silly reviewers!!
Subject: Totally rad
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Subject: I Was There
The emotional highlight of the concert was Super Bon Bon, mostly because of the crowd participation. My favorite song was Rolling and I've never heard a better rendition of it than this one.
The 9:30 Club has no assigned seating, so you can get as close to a band as you want. With Soul Coughing, it was at least 30 people deep across the front of the stage for the entire concert, with a little maneuvering room in the back, at the bar, and on the balcony. It's a cool place to hear a band like Soul Coughing, tucked into an obscure corner of DC, but outfitted to handle any level of music, no matter how loud it gets. Good beer too!
All in all, a fabulous recording of one of the best concerts of one of the most creative bands of its era. Thank you for capturing some of my fondest memories.
Subject: Top notch
The percussion is perfectly balanced and doesn't sound 'tinny' at all, vocals are a little low during the first track, but are fixed promptly. Not an issue with the recording, its assuredly a soundboard issue. Good sounding bass too, it kicks out of the speakers with a nice full feel. What the hell is the singer going on about with the 'Oh papi' thing? I have no idea! But it just fits along with his stream of consciousness lyrics.
Not to be missed!
Subject: SUPER DOWNLOAD
Subject: Best SC Show Ever
Subject: Best show they'd ever done
Subject: Amazing Show/Recording
Subject: not an sbd. an fm
Subject: Great Band, good set, good sound
Subject: The Best Show on Archive.org
Subject: Best of what's out there!
Great sound quality and selection of tunes. I miss Soul Coughing so much. Their tunes were so cool - the way Yuval grooved to Sebastian's bass lines and Mark wove a tapestry providing a soundtrack to it all. And Doughty, of course, is Doughty.
It's so nice to have a quality recording to remember them by.
Oh, and the 2 last "filler" songs (White Girl, Lazybones) are from the Irresistable Bliss (Import Version).
Subject: Good stuff. . .best as of Feb 04
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